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Poster: kochman Date: Nov 5, 2008 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Would be better if you had come up with something yourself...

So, let's talk about the problems facing the Blues areas, because most of the Blue States are actually Red except for the cities.

So, would the Red get all those counties too? Because that would really take a TON of that tax revenue you address out of the picture.

The Blue Areas (again, because the states themselves are only solid blue in the NE) would also have almost ALL the crime, gangs, killings, etc.

The Slave States? Jeez man.

There is no such thing as quality american wine.


What an utterly devisive and simple minded post this "possible solution" is. Consider the source.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Not sure which is worse - a sore loser or a smarmy, disingenuous winner.

Be Well.

This post was modified by Mandojammer on 2008-11-05 16:52:25

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Poster: Edsel Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

I'm sure which is worse, it's the smarmy, disingenuous winner.
You can just ignore a sore loser.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

"There is no such thing as quality american wine"? You truly believe that? I'll allow the far more knowledgable wineheads on this forum to weigh in, but living on the central coast of California, I would have to disagree. Hell, not only are there many quality American wines, there are some very affordable quality American wines. Indeed, I bet Rasta can come up with a pretty quick list.

Kochman - are you so lonely over at your site that you have to come over here and concern yourself with something I merely cut and paste as a joke? How are your top 10 lists going?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

BD -

With no intent to throw a turd in anyone's soup, couldn't you give us "Red Staters" a day or two to piss and moan before posting what clearly was intended as humor. Although, now that my Commonwealth of Virginia turned blue last night, I guess I'm an alien.

In all seriousness, like I told grendel earlier, I've lurked on many of your postings and appreciate your ability for polite debate and respectful disagreement.

Okay, mourning period is over. Hit us up with some more humor.

Be Well.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Hey, I lived in Richmond from the time I was 2 to 16, so I know a little something about the Commonwealth. And lets face it, the boys always did pretty well at most of those Richmond, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Williamsburg, Roanoake and other Va shows. So you know, I was not a big Obama supporter during the primaries because I don't see that he had done a whole lot other than be a gifted orator. I do think he is very intelligent and I hope that he will prove to be fit for the task and can garner support from both parties. And I'm sure it's a damn good thing there appears not to be a filbuster proof Dem control of the Senate. While not divided govt, that should help things from getting too out of control. The guy is a hell of a lot more centrist than the rigth wants to portray him (aren't they all?). I do see him as a transformational character and I wish him all the best - just as I did W when he took office. I don't want to see anyone fail in that post. So, if I'm seen as taking a shot at 'red-staters', it was certainly not my intention - it was just a (lame?) attempt at a little humor that I thought some would enjoy. Lastly, what happened to the McCain from earlier years? We saw him again last night in what was an important and moving concession speech - had that McCain been the one campaigning, things might have turned out quite differently.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

I heard a great quip about McCain last night from one of the pundits (as I was nursing myself through the returns with a 4 finger glass of 1966 Springbank Local Barley single malt scotch). Can't for the life of me remember who said it.

"This is twice now that George W. Bush has cost John McCain a shot at the Presidency."

I sincerely hope that Obama can stay somewhat centered and resist the pull of the evil twins (Pelosi and Reid). Obama won last night on the backs of moderate Democrats and the last thing we need as a country is the division those two seem to thrive on.

So who's with me on a Twenty Seventh Amendment? Term limits for the House and Senate. No more professional politicians, no more Special Interest Groups, no more PACs and the end of lobbyists as we currently know them.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

>>>I sincerely hope that Obama can stay somewhat centered and resist the pull of the evil twins (Pelosi and Reid). Obama won last night on the backs of moderate Democrats and the last thing we need as a country is the division those two seem to thrive on.>>>

Yes the Democrats like Ken Starr thrive on dirt and fear and division, not.

Too bad they didn't agree to town hall meetings -- Obama FORCED the GOP to make up all those lies and MADE the candidates utter falsehoods in violation of the Ten Commandments.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 5, 2008 2:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

I can see the hope and change is working already!

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Poster: spacedface Date: Nov 5, 2008 2:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Yes I heard Rush Limbaugh with my Mom today, and he was changing his story real fast.

The blame has to go on those crazies, esp when the listeners have lost their short term memories.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 5, 2008 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

I was talking about you and your poor winner spirit and continued vitriol and irrational hatred for your fellow man, you silly little freak. Don't worry the fairness doctrine will silence those who oppose you soon enough!

God loves you though, he's an idiot. And you ain't making me mad ever again!!!

That's the best part, you have no power to annoy anymore!

I'm already over the election and am sick of hearing the retards gloating and complaining, it's over.

I am grinning ear to ear and don't care what fiction and insults you spew anymore, no one does.

Everyone just blow these posts off and go on with their lives, it ain't worth it. There is no compromise or mutual understanding on this thread right now... move along!

How about this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY8ZzJTZlU4

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Poster: spacedface Date: Nov 5, 2008 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

>>irrational hatred for your fellow man, you silly little freak.>>>

Fictions? Name calling again?

Walk the walk, and stick to the truth if you can. We're gonna need all we can get to get out of the mess of the "law & order" of the Nixon-Reagan-Bush "fiscal conservative" regimes.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 5, 2008 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmPfj_4uqHQ

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Nov 5, 2008 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

More info on this single malt please,Mando.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Springbank did a vatting back in 66 using a barley grown locally near Campbeltown. It was bottled in 96 and was/is a phenomenal 30 yr old. Everything about it is good - nose, palatte, finish, legs. It had all the flavors Springers are famous for - tobaccoey, apricoty, creosotey, candied appley - all together and none dominant.

Tough to find and very expensive, about $1500 a bottle. I got mine when I retired from the Navy in 2003 from a close friend and fellow malt enthusiast.



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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

That's the sort of stuff Abramovitch and his mates will be drinking. Completely out of my league. (RobTWS will probably be thinking the same thing) But good luck to you Mando!! Enjoy! (oh,you already have.)
Here are some bargain tips for us lesser mortals,and you as well, ;-)
Barbancourt 12 year-old rum from Haiti.(Yes,Haiti.) Forget these one-pot stills 20 year-old super-expensive things. It doesn't get better than Barbancourt.
Crozes Hermitage from Cave de Tain l'Hermitage. It's the co-op. This is the stuff they put (illegally) in Bordeaux to give it some body. Hermitage costs a fortune,but Crozes Hermitage is just as good. Any more good alcoholic recommendations?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Personal favorite: Highland Park 12 yr old - fabulous Orkney malt, easy to find and not too expensive. About $50 at the ABC stores here in VA. If you like the 12 yr old step up to the 18 yr ol. About $90 but a great whisky. If I had to pick one single malt to drink for the rest of my life I would flip a coin over the 12 yr v. 18 yr old Highland Park.

Any Ardbeg - provided you like peat smoke.

Any Port Ellen or Caol Ila.

Longrow has a couple of very nice bottlings of their Sherrywood finishes out there, $50-60 tops.

A nice malt to cut your exploratory teeth on is the Glenmorangie Port Wood and Sherry Wood finishes. They have a Madeira wood finished bottling but I don't think it is anywhere near as good as the port or sherry finishes.

Aberlour 100 proof

Aberlour a'bunadh - 62.5% abv I think and very chewy. it will make you sit up - very smokey and puffy.

There are a ton of sexy malts out there if you want to pay for them. I ran into a Gordon and McPhails 43 yr old Linkwood in the Manchester airport in 2001. Vatted in 1954, bottled in 1997. They were in an odd lot bin in Duty free for $75 - I bought all 5. Alas they are gone.

If you want - we can take the malt discussion off line. Or we can keep it running here.

Hit me up at mandojamr@yahoo.com.

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Nov 5, 2008 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

I'm little league,Mando! I'll pass your recommendations to my serious Scotch drinking mate. (I will email you with details of something obscure -so obscure I can't remember what it was- I got him for his 60th)
BTW, legend has it that whisky without the e was spelt that way deliberately, so Scottish distillers could pay label-printers less. (RobTWS can you confirm this tight-assed stereotype of your countrymen?)

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

How much, alfuckinready???!!!???

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 5, 2008 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTkkgvJAljQ

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Yea dude. Not a typo - farking pricey. Not even gonna tell you about the 1946 Macallan or you'll blow an anuerysm.

Last I checked it was ~$7000.00 a bottle. A restaurant here in Va Beach has it for $350.00 a dram and $250.00 a shot.

Yes the decimal places are in the correct spot.

BTW - it is the finest malt whisky I have ever had and without peer.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

One more thing - not being an oeniphile I defer on the American wine issue.

But I can state with certainty that there is and will likely never be a quality American malt scotch whisky............

It would appear as if I am over it.

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Nov 5, 2008 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Some folks from Nantucket may beg to differ.

http://www.ciscobrewers.com/distillery/spiritsnotchwhiskey.htm

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

We may be arguing in the margins but I wouldn't put Triple 8 distillations, specifically their "Notch Whiskey" (as in Not scotch whisky) in the same category as a single malt. Even the whiskey is spelled with an 'e' as opposed to the Scottish variant - perhaps scotch snobbery.

They did use Morrison Bowmore's master distiller and the Notch does taste similar to Bowmore Seadragon, and some of their 17 yr old cask strengths but most purists wouldn't consider it a true single malt.

I know, who cares what purists think? Personally, I like Notch but having been stationed in Scotland for 3 1/2 years I kind of got spoiled.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 5, 2008 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

as do some out here, but I can't vouch for the same:

http://www.stgeorgespirits.com/

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

BD -

Pardon my ignorance, I thought St Georges was doing mostly American vodkas, absinthes and fruit based distillations??

Are they doing a whiskey or a whisky?

Thanks for the link - I will have to go check thme out. We are coming out to the area in a few weeks to hike Mt. Tam and spend a week in Muir and could easily add a few days to go distillery surfing.

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Poster: kochman Date: Nov 5, 2008 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

BD, You are truly a child. How about you stop worrying about my site and start worrying about why you are such a jerk posting things like that crap you posted. Or, if you insist on posting crap, at least come up with it yourself. If you must be a prick, at least be an original one, not a parrot.

This post was modified by kochman on 2008-11-05 17:20:58

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Nov 5, 2008 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

BD was funny (and probably true). Like most conservatives, you're just a fucking bore.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2008 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Oh yeah, I know quite abit more about Munich, but I venture to state that only the snob-e-ist of the snobs would go so far as to say CA doesn't have something to offer on the wine front. Hey, it's just dirt, sun, and water. The dirt matters to a degree, but it's not as if the dirt of So France can't be recreated...

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Nov 5, 2008 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Piedra Creek 2003 Pinot Noir from San Luis Obispo. We're drinking it now to celebrate this historical landmark!!
(It's 8.20pm in Britain)
EXCELLENT PREVIOUS POST,BD!

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Poster: headgdhead Date: Nov 5, 2008 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: A possible solution from the Left Coast?

Ahhh that's an old idea.

Last time it was tried 600,000 Americans paid for it with their lives.

Not funny at all!